An anti-government protester holds a picture of President Michel #Aoun as he shouts slogans during a protest, in #Beirut's Ashrafieh district, #Lebanon. (Hassan Ammar / AP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 26 November – 02 December

I am so angry with myself because I cannot do what I should like to do, and at such a moment one feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot at the bottom of a deep dark well, utterly helpless. Vincent van Gogh

A partially-completed 300-square-metre Lebanese national flag made up from plastic bottles, caps, and empty bullet cartridge in #Bnachii, #Lebanon. (Ibrahim Chalhoub / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 19 – 25 November

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbour, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover. Mark Twain

People gather at an ATM of a bank, before a national lockdown, in #Saida, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 12 – 18 November

The first sure symptom of a mind in health Is rest of heart and pleasure felt at home. Edward Young

A demonstrator holding up an image of ex-minister Gibran #Bassil, in #Lebanon. (Ramzi Hage / Nidaa Al Watan)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 5 – 11 November

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Mark Twain

Members of the security forces deploy amid clashes with demonstrators at a rally to protest against #French President in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (JOSEPH EID / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 29 October – 4 November

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Mahatma Gandhi

Lebanese Armenians burn the flag of #Turkey, #Israel, and #Azerbaijan as they demonstrate outside the Turkish embassy, to protest against the fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, in #Rabieh, #Lebanon. (ANWAR AMRO / AFP)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 22 – 28 October

We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. – Elie Wiesel

A demonstrator holds a Lebanese flag during a protest as Lebanese mark one year since the start of nation-wide protests in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Aziz Taher / REUTERS)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 15 – 21 October

When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.

Bayard Rustin

A scorched hillside due to forest fires in the countryside of #Akkar, #Lebanon. (Khaled Taleb)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 8 – 14 October

There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. Vincent Van Gogh

Protesters release balloons with the names of victims of Beirut port blast hang during a memorial protest to mark two months since the blast, near the port in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (NABIL MOUNZER / EPA)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 1 – 7 October

We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

An injured man from 4th August explosion carries a sign that reads in Arabic “Hell is better”, in front of the destroyed #port, in #Beirut, #Lebanon. (Ramzi Al-Hajj / Nida AlWatan)
Lebanon POW

Lebanon POW: 24 – 30 September

Of all ills that one endures, hope is a cheap and universal cure. Abraham Cowley